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Test Code PINPAD Pinworm Prep, LAB248

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Pinworm paddle, is preferred method of collection. (Obtain collector from microbiology laboratory.) Scotch Tape Prep is accepted (must use transparent tape, not frosted).

Note: In order for this test to be accurate, specimen must be collected from perianal area in early-morning, before patient leaves bed and before bathing or going to the bathroom.

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Pinworm Paddle (Scotch Tape Prep)/Microscopic

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87172